Grieving Out Loud with Angela Kennecke

Snaps of sorrow: A father’s advocacy after losing son from Snapchat drug deal

Buying drugs online is “nearly as convenient as using one’s phone to order a pizza or call an Uber,” a report by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser found. Sadly, an increasing number of grieving parents are painfully discovering the truth behind this statement.

Chris Didier’s 17-year-old son Zach was an Eagle Scout, talented soccer player, and straight-A student who decided to buy what he thought was a Percocet via Snapchat. Unfortunately, that pill was a deadly dose of fentanyl. In this episode of Grieving Out Loud, Didier shares his son’s tragic journey, reflects on what he wishes he had known, and shares invaluable advice for other parents.

Chris and his son, Zach

Zach’s mom has also joined host Angela Kennecke on Grieving Out Loud. You can listen to that episode here.

Learn more about the Emily’s Hope Substance Use Prevention Curriculum here.